Herbs and spices in arabic

Herbs and spices in Arabic

Learn the names of herbs and spices in Arabic. Get to know how to say oregano and thyme in Arabic.

Middle Eastern cuisine is famous for its use of herbs and spices. Popular herbs and spices used in the Middle East are coriander, cumin, mint, nutmeg, turmeric, paprika, ginger, and cinnamon.

The Middle East has been a crossroads for trade for centuries. This is how the region has acquired a diverse range of dishes with influences from all over the world including Europe and Asia.

Herbs and spices in arabic

Today you are going to learn over 40 Arabic names of the most common herbs and spices, such as; oregano, thyme, cinnamon, and many more. Check Food in Arabic: Vocabulary and Quiz, where you can learn more Arabic vocabulary related to food and eating.

How to say herbs in Arabic?

The word herbs in Arabic is أَعْشاب [a3shaab], and the singular is عُشْب [a3ushb ].

The Arabic word for seasoning/ spice/ condiment is بَهار [bahaar]; seasonings بَهارات [bahaaraat]. You can also use the word تابِل  [taabil], plural: تَوابِل [tawaabil].

Related vocabulary: plants names in Arabic, names of flowers in Arabic.

List of herbs and spices in Arabic

Below you can find a list of the Arabic names of the most common herbs and spices. The list includes simplified pronunciation of each word.

Spices and herbs in arabic
EnglishArabicPronunciation
aniseedيانَسونyaanasuun
basilريحانrayHaan
cardamonهيلhiil
chili pepperفِلْفِل حارّfilfil Haarr
corianderكُزْبَرَةkuzbara
cinnamonقِرْفَةqirfa
clovesقَرَنْفُل qaranful
cuminكَمُّونkammuun
curryكارِيkaariy
dillشِبِثّshibithth
fennelشَمْرَةshamra
garlic
Read: vegetables in Arabic
ثومthoom
gingerزَنْجَبيلzanjabiil
harissaهَرِيسَةhariisa
honeyعَسَل3asal
leavesأَوْراقawraaq
marjoramبَرْدَقُوشbardaquush
mintنَعْناعna3naa3
mustardخَرْدَلkhardal
nettleقُرّاصqurraaS
nutmegجَوْز الطّيبjawz aT-Tiib
onionبَصَلbaSal
oreganoأوريجانوuuriijaanoo
rosemaryروزماريroozmaariy
parsleyبَقْدونِسbaqdunis
paprikaفِلْفِل أَحْمَرfilfil aHmar
pepperفِلْفِلfilfil (also fulful)
black pepperفِلْفِل أسْوَدfilfil aswad
white pepperفِلْفِل أَبْيَضfilfil abyaD
green pepperفِلْفِل أَخْضَرfilfil akhDar
red pepperفِلْفِل أَحْمَرfilfil aHmar
sageميرَمِيَّةmiiramiyya
saffronزَعْفَرَانza3faraan
saltمِلْحmilH
sesame سِمْسِمsimsim
sugarسُكَّرsukkar
sumacسُمّاقsummaaq
tarragonطَرْخونTarkhuun
thymeزَعْتَرza3tar
turmeric كُرْكُمkurkum
vanillaفانِيلاfaaniilaa
wasabiوَسابيwasaabiy
vinegarخَلّkhall

Herbs and spices in Arabic Quiz

Quizzes are a great tool to practice your vocabulary. All the Arabic vocabulary lists on our website contain quizzes at the end of each lesson, to help you remember newly learned words. To check more Arabic Quizzes go to -> Selfarabic – Arabic Vocabulary Quizzes

Herbs and spices in Arabic Quiz

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